What are we really saying when we describe something as ‘sublime’?
Kant used to say that it is the limit between beauty and horror.
If you see an amazing storm from your window, it’s marvellous but if you are in the middle of the sea, in a little boat and you know you may die, you feel fear and horror.
Tomorrow I will start my new optative class for my MA in History of Art. Very exciting!
I chose an interesting approach to contemporary art and how the term “sublime” is changing through artists and time.
I want to share with you this interesting article of Simon Morley, who clearly engaged the idea of modern art and the contemporary sublime.
Read it here